Saturday, June 15, 2013

Developing Crisis in the Developing World
It’s important to understand that we’re here because for years the developed world in general and the US in particular have been exporting their problems to the developing world via monetary policy. We fund our overspending by creating a bunch of new dollars,  many of which flow beyond our borders looking for higher yields. They land in, say, Brazil, pushing up both local asset prices and the exchange rate of the real. So individual Brazilians see their cost of living rise while Brazilian exporters are priced out of global markets. This is the currency war that Brazil’s government has been complaining about.

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